Pyodide Spin Out and 0.17 Release
We are happy to announce that Pyodide has become an independent and community-driven project. We are also pleased to announce the 0.17 release for Pyodide with many new features and improvements. Pyodide consists of the CPython 3.8 interpreter compiled to WebAssembly which allows Python to run in the browser.
January brings us Firefox 85
And now for … Firefox 84
As December ushers in the final curtain for this rather eventful year, there is time left for one more Firefox version to be given its wings. Firefox 84 includes some interesting new features including tab order inspection, complex selector support in :not(), the PerformancePaintTiming API, and more!
Warp: Improved JS performance in Firefox 83
With Warp (also called WarpBuilder) we’re making big changes to our JIT (just-in-time) compilers, resulting in improved responsiveness, faster page loads and better memory usage. The new architecture is also more maintainable and unlocks additional SpiderMonkey improvements. This post explains how Warp works and how it made SpiderMonkey faster.
Firefox 79: The safe return of shared memory, new tooling, and platform updates
Firefox 79 offers a new Promise method, more secure
Safely reviving shared memory
At Mozilla, we want the web to be capable of running high-performance applications so that users and content authors can choose the safety, agency, and openness of the web platform. Shared-memory multi-threading is an essential low-level building block for high-performance applications. However, keeping users safe is paramount, which is why shared memory and high-resolution timers were effectively disabled at the start of 2018, in light of Spectre. Until now...
A New RegExp Engine in SpiderMonkey
New in Firefox 77: DevTool improvements and web platform updates
Firefox 76: Audio worklets and other tricks
Firefox 76 delivers great new features for web platform support, such as Audio Worklets and